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Discussion on: What are your thoughts on the whole 10x engineer viral discussion?

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Adam Crockett

I have a son, I'm happier with this than some metric that the internet says I should be. But if I must pander, I know that as time goes on I can say without fear that I am damn good at what I do, but there is always room to grow and improve (knowing everything about a language just isn't enough). Be the best you can be but don't forget, there is a world out there, off screen that will probably enhance you as a person.

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Chris McKay • Edited on

I totally agree. When I was younger I bought into the whole "rockstar" developer mentality. But life happened: I got married and had children. I much prefer a work-life balance and treasure my time with my family more than work. That's not too say I don't give my all when I'm at work, but I don't let it intrude into my "real" life anymore.